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Question for IPad 2 owners:

When you're finished using/playing games on, your IPad, do you turn it off (power it down), or just let it go into sleep mode?

How about if you're taking a break for just a couple of hours, do you still power it down or let it sleep?

If you just let it go into sleep mode, what time limit would be enough for you to decide to power it down instead?

My wife and I were discussing this and I thought to myself, "Well, I'll just ask the fine folks at BGG CC!"

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By powering down do you mean holding both buttons to get the slider to shut it completely down? Or just pushing the top button to turn it off?

I never power it down all the way unless I feel it needs to be rebooted.
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I believe the intention was for users to always have it sleep when not in use. Reboots/powering-down and then turning on again are very rare in our house.
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KSensei wrote:
By powering down do you mean holding both buttons to get the slider to shut it completely down? Or just pushing the top button to turn it off?

I never power it down all the way unless I feel it needs to be rebooted.


By powering down, I meant holding down the power button until the slider appears that turns the unit completely off...
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jrbentley wrote:
KSensei wrote:
By powering down do you mean holding both buttons to get the slider to shut it completely down? Or just pushing the top button to turn it off?

I never power it down all the way unless I feel it needs to be rebooted.


By powering down, I meant holding down the power button until the slider appears that turns the unit completely off...
I never do this unless something is seriously wonky.
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GreenDude wrote:
jrbentley wrote:
KSensei wrote:
By powering down do you mean holding both buttons to get the slider to shut it completely down? Or just pushing the top button to turn it off?

I never power it down all the way unless I feel it needs to be rebooted.


By powering down, I meant holding down the power button until the slider appears that turns the unit completely off...
I never do this unless something is seriously wonky.


Can only speak to the iPhones at the moment, but principle is the same.

Never turn it off.

Waiting for the thing to boot up on a cold power-up just about destroys the casual utility of the device.
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Another non-power-downer here.

I use mine every day - it is my main device for casual browsing etc at home - so I want the instant-on factor; but I don't recall ever noticing the power being lower the next evening than when I left it (unless I leave it logged into Skype, and not always then), so I don't see any point in powering down. In fact I would say that, for my usage, the screen is the biggest power drain, so as long as that is off ...

Of course, I don't have many things that constantly check stuff in the background (even the email is set to manual checks) as that is what the iPhone is for. And yes, that can mean that I sometimes hear the iPhone "ping" for a new mail, and then retrieve and open it on the iPad.
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+1 to "never turn it off"
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Also never turn it off. I have one of those folding magnetic covers from Apple, that automatically puts it in sleep mode when closed.
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iklinck wrote:
Also never turn it off. I have one of those folding magnetic covers from Apple, that automatically puts it in sleep mode when closed.


Ditto.
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never turn it off.

i will shut down programs running in the background tho.
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I always shut down programs running in the background. About once a week I'll "reset" my ipad b/c I'm convinced that's good for it.

One of the main benefits of using an ipad is that it's always on for you. No waiting for it to boot. Need to take a note or type something up real quick? Just do it and keep going.
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